I see that the victims group Families Acting for Innocent Relatives have met with senior Garda officers in Dublin to discuss plans for another "Love Ulster" Rally. Last year the rally to remember the victims of republican violence had to be abandoned after violence broke out across the city. I’m not sure about this myself. Why do people have to go to Dublin to protest? What purpose will it achieve? Will there be more Republican-led violence if there is a repeat rally? Maybe it’s the "Love Ulster" handle that I take issue with, as I don’t see why Dublin should do. However I DO feel that the Irish Government carries culpability for all those years it turned a blind eye to IRA violence by providing a sanctuary to the killers and those who helped plan their terror blitzkrieg. The idea is right but not so sure street rallies are the way forward….
I dislike the vast bulk of today’s kids almost as much as I dislike radical Muslims. Some of you will know that my grandmother has recently suffered a severe stroke, which has left her a shadow of her former self. She now resides at a nursing home in Leeds. Unable to leave the premises without assistance she has barely travelled more than a 1-mile radius in the last three months. So I decided to take her out for a ride in the country. Lifting her (even with staff help) into my car was no easy task. However, I was determined to show her the delights of the Yorkshire countryside.
After three hours of appreciating rusticity I returned her to the home in Leeds. Driving down a suburban thoroughfare close to Headingley cricket ground I came across a small group of (mostly male) teenagers leaving school. A couple of them were kicking a football around on the pavement. Suddenly it was booted up in the air and it consequently landed straight on my car hood before bouncing across the street. I wasn’t concerned about any damage to my car (there wasn’t any); I was very concerned with the shock my grandmother experienced. She was visibly shaken. I stopped the car to allow the offending hellspawn to retrieve his football – hoping he would apologise for the incident his clumsiness had caused. Not a bit of it. I watched him amble across the street with all the arrogance today’s brats have. The customary fag was hanging from the corner of his mouth. He picked up the ball and sauntered back to his entourage without so much as a glance. I lowered the window:
‘Oi, you’ve just frightened an 89-year old woman out of her wits. But don’t say sorry will you, you ignorant s*** head!’
By this time a small queue of drivers had gathered behind me, showing their impatience. Hence I didn’t have time to take the confrontation to its delicious conclusion.
How often is this repeated across today’s Britain? We have an army of pimply scumbags here who think that, because they have cowered their parents into a state of timidity, they can behave that way with the rest of us. Alas, a lot of people allow behaviour to pass without comment. I don’t!!
Read Jo-Ann Goodwin’s piece in the Daily Mail. It illustrates the point I am making. She, like myself, is glad to be bereft of kids. There is no way I could work in a secondary school in these times. At least half the class would be beaten black and blue by the end of the first double period. Kids have become belligerent and indomitable thanks to forty years of unrepentent liberalism and emphasis on rights. Not only should the parent fight back, so should large swathes of the adult population who suffer every day at the hands of these monsters.
What always amazes me when reading tripe by Bigoted Bri is not his analytical prescience or exactitude (he has precious little of either), it is how he manages to surpass previous attempts at whitewashing the republican movement. Take this beauty in the Irish News. According to BB the untimely deaths of Inan Bashir and John Jeffries at Canary Wharf during the Provo bombing of 1996 was not really the fault of the IRA. Who was it then? In the eyes of Mr BF Bigot of Feeney Towers on Oppressed Taig Street it was…………I give you………JOHN MAJOR!
Apparently Major did not go grovelling to the terrorists soon enough after they enacted their temporary cessation of mass murder back in 1994 to make not killing people worth their while:
‘What people had expected, however, was that Major would meet Sinn Féin in 1994 or 1995 DURING the IRA ceasefire. Instead, as soon as the ceasefire was declared in 1994 Major begin to haver and dither and erect obstacles.’
Do you mean erecting obstacles like seeking bona fide guarantees that terrorism had stopped permanently and that threats against those employed to ensure law and order in NI would end? Obstacles such as not rushing headlong into negotiations with terrorists who had 2,000 corpses on their ‘consciences’ (ha!) as they had make it plain that their cessation of hostilities was nothing more than purely tactical? Would these be what Bigoted Bri had in mind?
This is not some defence of John Major’s strategy. He was the one who ensured officials were meeting the IRA long before the ceasefire. He was the one who invited Albert Reynolds into Downing Street to discuss the future of a part of the United Kingdom. However, even by showing the tiniest smidgin of honour and not prostrating himself at the feet of lying, odious, low-life scat such as the IRA leadership as soon as the guns stopped smoking, it is too much for our BB. Maybe that’s why attacks in West Belfast always seem to result in the loss of a person’s ear(s). The perpetrators probably want to make them as deaf to reason as the rest of the nationalist population.
‘He (Major) says he couldn’t have moved because, wait for it, he would have "lost the unionist contribution to the peace process. All sides [had] to be kept in play."
Let’s be clear about this. The "unionist contribution" to the peace process was less than zero. They never were in play. They opposed it root and branch. Jim Molyneaux considered the IRA ceasefire the most destabilising event in his career.’
The Unionist contribution to ‘peace’ was less than zero? Maybe it is because Molyneaux’s party had not been involved in the ‘war’ for thirty years; or incinerated dog lovers at La Mon Hotel; or murdered workmen on a van due to their religious background; or kneecapped urchins in republican ghettos. Feeney is like the bystander who witnesses a mugging and then criticises social services for not ensuring the criminal had enough ‘understanding’ in his ‘troubled’ childhood. What a load of Irish blarney bollocks!!!!
‘Major’s dealing with Ireland was consistent with the rest of his premiership, a complete failure.’
He didn’t deal with Ireland, he dealt with Northern Ireland – a part of his own land. Oh, by the way, shouldn’t the term ‘complete failure’ refer more accurately to the IRA’s attempts to drag Northern Ireland away from the Union? A strategy that is no further forward now than it was in 1969, despite killing, terrorism, government concessions and deluded prats like Feeney cheering their electoral machinations at every twist and turn?
‘He who steals a chicken while small will grow up to steal an ox.’
Wrote a post on my own site regarding the long-standing injustice to the "Untouchables" in modern India, posting it there after it was rejected by the Korean site I occasionally write for; rejected, I might add, because two Indian reporters didn’t like its’ tone! Fair enough, if they wish to hide their collective heads in the sand, who am I to deny their right to do so?
However, this post is about the Law of Unintended Consequences, and to illustrate my point, I was checking my blog stats and saw a new link had been placed; followed that same link and ended up on a website devoted to pictures and videos of girls doing various poses, sexual routines etc., all on web cameras, etc., etc. I won’t be placing this link on this blog, or anywhere else for that matter, but the strange thing is that my post was all about discrimination, and a single phrase within my blog posting was enough to energise an internet slave spider programme, capture that same phrase and thus place my blog on this other site.
While not being averse to being read by a wider audience, I wonder what the new readers of my Indian ‘Untouchable’ posting would make of that same post, when they were obviously searching for something, well, subtly different?
Hot Air has an amusing discussion on the message of Hollywood’s latest attempt to ignore reality in favour of Art, or, ahem, sorry to ‘subvert these regular expectations in terms of pop psychology’. The ‘expectations’ Director Julia Loktev (pictured in her interview here with eyes tight shut, surely an unintentional but extremely apt metaphor) is talking about are perhaps surprisingly are the idea that reporters ‘tend to patholigise suicide bombers’.
"This girl couldn’t get pregnant. A boyfriend broke up with this girl,” she says. “Well, I know a lot of girls who couldn’t get pregnant who didn’t become suicide bombers."
What, a Hollywood director admitting that just perhaps there may be a greater motivation than teenage angst behind suicide bombings? Be still my beating heart.
Oh no. Wait.
"Day Night Day Night could be the first hybrid of the next generation: It clicks along as a minimalist, white-knuckle thriller (scarier than 24 because of the banality and plausibility of its premise) but hits hardest as a portrait of a young bomber’s crisis of faith."
Uh-huh. So now its a ‘crisis of faith’ rather than an excess of it motivating our film’s suicide bomber. I think I can see where this is going…
"She explains that she set out to strip away the personal backstories and particular political platforms that others might emphasize. What’s left, then? Simple, specific moments in the 48 hours before the bomber’s attack: the girl cutting her toenails, eating pizza, dressing, fumbling with an AK-47. Not surprisingly, some critics have called this a colossal cop-out."
Particular political platforms ?!? I think ‘colossal cop-out’ doesnt even begin to cover it…
"When writing her script, Loktev says, she cut away so many familiar facts that she became fascinated with what was left—odd details that somehow seemed more universal…"
Well there does seem to be one extremely ‘universal’ and unifying element to suicide bombings that she seems to have missed, if only I could put my finger on it…
The end of the interview contains this week’s classic ‘you couldnt make it up’ line.
“One Chechen girl in Moscow blew up a truck bomb by running it into a convoy, but before she did, she stopped and bought some bananas,” explains Loktev. “I thought, It’s not about the truck bomb, it’s the bananas.”
And there you have it, ladies and gents. We’ve been missing the whole point of this Islamic Terrorism thing, all this time. Its not about the bombs that killed all those people on the Tube and put Mrs Right-Wing Zionist Conspirator’s ex-boyfriend into a six-month coma, it’s about the tuna and mayo baguette one of the bombers bought on the train from Leeds.
I dont think, as some allege in the Hot Air comments, that this woman is an evil Leftist biatch or anything quite so melodramatic. What she is, is a perfect example of the Left’s inability to grapple the reality of true evil in 2007. Its the same reason why Leftists get far more upset about Catholic adoption agencies not wanting gay couples to adopt than they do about Islamic governments hanging them. Its why this woman would choose to focus on bananas instead of bombs – not necessarily a failure of morality, but a failure of the small mind, a failure to even try to get to grips with the concept that there are many, many evil people with evil ideologies in the world and that they do evil things because of it.
What is your view of the news that smokers will be prevented from fostering children under the age of 5 once the smoking ban comes into force on July 1?
The Fostering Network, which oversees Britain’s 42,000 foster carers, is to change its guidance to local authorities and agencies because of the risk of legal action by children in care whose health may be damaged by smoke. The network said it was imperative to protect children in foster homes from the risk of lung cancer and asthma. Research suggests that young children are particularly at risk. However, there are fears that the ban will aggravate a shortage of foster families, which is currently estimated at 10,000. The shortfall means vulnerable children are frequently uprooted and sent to foster families miles from their home and separated from siblings.
The obsession with punishing those who smoke continues apace, and all common sense flies out the window. It’s not the children that are centre stage, it’s the need to persecute smokers regardless of whether they can provide a loving home for these children or not.
You really couldn’t make it up! A brief encounter with a Jewish prostitute may have led to Hitler’s genocidal Holocaust, claim some psychiatrists. They believe he may have caught the sexually transmitted disease syphilis which, if untreated, can eventually cause madness. According to a report, mental and behavioural disturbances triggered by the advanced stages of the disease could have resulted in Hitler targeting Jews and the mentally retarded. There is "ample circumstantial evidence" for the theory, according to a team headed by psychiatrist Dr Bassem Habeeb. Yes, Dr Halbeeb, but there is "ample circumstantial evidence" that some of these psychiatrists must be crazy so maybe they too have syphilis? And there is much more solid evidence that Hitler was a wicked evil man who like so many other Europeans of that time and subsequently, hated the Jews with a grotesue intensity and needed no excuses to pursue their annihilation.
Don’t believe a word you read in the next day about Britain "vetoing" the European Treaty (aka European Constitution through the back door) being discussed today. It is my view that Blair WILL go along with the consensus amongst the political elite to force through the KEY elements of the European Constitution, rejected by the peoples of Europe but required by the political class. What we will hear is how Britain has obtained mythical "opt-outs" where none exist. We will also be told that this treaty is nothing to worry about and it is all about making the EU "more efficent". That’s correct – more efficient at dictating to us – a free people – what we must do. The Euro elite care nothing for the wishes of the people – the pursuance of power is their over-riding motivation. The sooner the UK leaves the EU the better. But that requires political vision and resolve which is entirely absent from our leaders.
So, what to make of the news that Prime Minister-in-waiting Gordon Brown has asked former Liberal-Democrat leader Paddy Pantsdown (the smuggest man in British politics?) to be the new Northern Ireland Secretary in his forthcoming cabinet? Ashdown said the offer was made on Wednesday - after Lib Dem Leader Sir Menzies Campbell said no member of his party would join Mr Brown’s government. The peer said he could not have considered taking a Cabinet post without Sir Menzies’ approval. And he said that he would not have been in favour of the proposal anyway.
What was Brown thinking? Does he seek to build a left-wing consensus government by bringing in Liberals to form a de facto coalition? Why did he go to Ashdown AFTER Ming the merciless said Non? Is this move by Brown the sure-footed judgement of a man who can WIN a future election?
It’s my view that British politics is essentially left-wing, and all three major parties are fighting over who can be most leftist whilst appearing "moderate." They all want to tax us more, they all want to see the State advance into our private lives, they all seek control over our liberties. That’s why I am so opposed to ALL the main parties, there is little difference between them, they are the enemy of the individual, and the fact that Brown wanted to add more Liberals to his cabinet shows the pathetic sameness of British political life.